ANS’s Bloomin’ Birdathon is a major fundraiser that supports ANS’s environmental education and conservation programs. Individuals or teams count as many species of birds or blooms as they can in a 24-hour period between April 15 – May 31, 2020, and get sponsors to pledge a set amount of money per species seen or a flat amount for their efforts.

The Birdathon is a fun and rewarding way to support ANS. It is open to birders of all ages and abilities and can be done at your backyard birdfeed or in another state or country. This year, we are encouraging new birders to participate with special Guided Birdathon Walks.

Rather count blooms instead of birds? Just ask your sponsors to pledge for the number of species of wildflowers you see in a given 24-hour period between April 15 and May 31. Or count both birds and blooms.


Download your Counter Packet HERE

Here are resources to help boost your Bloomin' Birdathon numbers and organize your sponsors.

Counter Packet includes:
Bloomin' Birdathon Sponsor Sheet
Donation form for your sponsors
Sample sponsor request email/letter
Birding checklist
Wildflower checklist